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Leigham Practice Physiotherapy Team

The quality of the care you receive is only as good as the physiotherapist who is treating you, and you can have confidence in receiving consistently high quality care from our high quality team.


Sergi Casals  BSc (Hons), MCSP, M.Ost

Sergi is a multi-award winning therapist and in addition to his skills treating a wide range of common physiotherapy problems he also an interest in High Sports Performance Physiotherapy. Sergi has post-graduate qualifications and training in rehabilitation and return-to-play following injury, fascial therapy, musculo-skeletal diagnostic ultrasound, integrative posturology and Low Level Laser Therapy.

Furthermore, Sergi is also a Masters Level Osteopath and a Clinical Teacher of Osteopathy at the College of Osteopathy – formerly the British School of Osteopathy. He also practices Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy.


Lupe Alvarez  BSc (Hons), MCSP, M.Ost

In addition to her treatments for problems with sports injures, back pain and other common joint and muscle problems, Lupe has worked with children, elderly patients and patients with neurological conditions, including stroke rehab.

Lupe is also a Masters Level Osteopath from the at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly British School of Osteopathy) and is also able to provide high quality Sports Massage.


Christy Walklin  BSc (Hons), MCSP

In addition to his work at Leigham Practice, Christy is a Senior MSK Physiotherapist at King’s College Hospital. Christy provides a wide range of physiotherapy for most muscular and skeletal conditions, but he is also a sports specialist. He has previously worked with Crystal Palace Football Club Academy and currently works with Hockey Wales National Age Groups providing total support, from pitch side treatment, trauma management, active recovery sessions and warm downs to U21, U18 and U16 boys team at home and on tour.

Christy has also had core rotations in the fields of paediatrics, elderly care and treats chronic pain and shoulder rehab.


Pietro Bini   BSc (Hons), MCSP, M.Ost

Pietro is another of our award-winning, dual-trained Physiotherapists and Maters Level Osteopaths, who started his career by qualifying with 100% from the University of Florence. Following his has work in Italy and Australia Pietro continued his further professional development in the UK gaining a Masters degree with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy.

Pietro has developed expertise in post-trauma and post-surgery rehabilitation, non-specific functional back pain, chronic pain presentations, and sports-specific (football, running, cycling, golf, boxing, tennis, weightlifting) injuries rehabilitation, primary and secondary prevention planning and performance enhancement.


Stefano Braico  MSc Ost, BSc (Hons), MCSP, MGOsC

Stefano is a highly experienced physiotherapist and also Master’s Level Osteopath with a special interest in chronic pain, musculo-skeletal and sports rehabilitation. He has worked with the Italian National handball team and for 5 years with the Vertebral Column Rehabilitation Centre.

Stefano is also qualified with the British Medical Acupuncture Society, integrating physiotherapy, osteopathy and medical acupuncture and offers online consultations during the week.


Clare Whistler  BSc (Hons), MCSP

Clare treats a wide range of adult problems in her busy senior physiotherapy role at King’s College Hospital and having worked with Wandsworth Demons Aussie Rules Football Club is certainly confident with a wide range of sports injuries.

Clare also has a special interest in Paediatric Physiotherapy and has experience treating both simple and complex childhood problems of a muscular or skeletal nature.



We have listed only a brief outline of the skills of our physiotherapy team, so please contact us if you have any specific problems or difficulties.